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Submitted By: Aaron D White on May 25, 2012
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The Blanding Boulders have about 50 different established boulder problems in a relatively small area with plenty potential for development. The sandstone is kind of soft but will clean up nicely with a little traffic. Most of the established problems are in the V0-V3 range with a handful of harder problems.

Blanding Boulder Guide Book (Over 50 established problems)

Rock Climbing Photo: Anything But Bland Boulder
Anything But Bland Boulder

Getting There 

Blanding is located on highway 191, south of Moab. From Blanding, head south on 191 for three miles, then take a right onto highway 95, heading west for about 4.3 miles, you will be heading down a big curvy hill and before reaching the bottom you will take a right (heading north) on Rt. 2201 (dirt road that runs parallel to small ciff band right before mile marker 117) the boulders will be on the right between .15 and .45 miles down the dirt road.

Campsite Area: From Blanding head west 4 miles on 95. When dropping into large dry wash, turn right on 277. First 3-4 area topos can be found on

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

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By BackCountry
From: Ogden, UT
Mar 27, 2011
There is a ton of development potential here... I wish I lived closer.
By Finn the Human
From: The Land of Ooo
Apr 8, 2016
Anyone know if there's been any development out here in the last 5 years? I got a summer job in Blanding, and I plan on climbing here frequently. I'd love to flesh out the MP listings with more problem descriptions, photos, and videos.

I've looked over the Dr. Topo PDF- is that most up-to-date source of information for the area?

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